Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Sep 18STILL IN SOUTH WALES
After a quick exit from S Wales back home along the M4, we returned to our base at the White Springs Fishery to complete our tour by visiting two more Welsh schools. Login Fach are old friends and Gellionnen was new to us. Both schools provided memorable visits and we thank them for being perfect hosts. [...]
Sep 11SPRINGING BACK INTO SOUTH WALES
After a great summer holiday spending lots of time fishing, running, cycling and writing, it was time to get back into schools again. Last Sunday found us heading along the M4 into South Wales to visit three schools, Bryn Y Mor, Tirdeunaw and Saron. We stayed at the fabulous White Springs Fishery in one of [...]
Jul 11SAM’S THE MAN!
After a fab time in Berkshire at the Beautiful Bradfield College (our eldest son, Matthew, went there) we re-visited our fast-becoming-old friends at Langtree School near Goring. From here we ’disappeared’ into deepest rural Norfolk/Suffolk to visit two great schools and finally ended the term in my home town of Rotherham in South Yorkshire. Our time at Bradfield was as part of their Music [...]